Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) Reviews

  • Oct 14, 2016

    Chronicling the hostage situation on the titular bus in 2000, this documentary emerges as an profoundly unsettling exposé on the pitiable street kids abandoned and abused by society.

    Chronicling the hostage situation on the titular bus in 2000, this documentary emerges as an profoundly unsettling exposé on the pitiable street kids abandoned and abused by society.

  • Mar 13, 2016

    It's hard to explain how good this is. Probably watch it on your own with no distractions

    It's hard to explain how good this is. Probably watch it on your own with no distractions

  • Feb 17, 2016

    A very deep and profound look into the social issues plaguing brazilian society and culture. This is a documentary, and covers the reckless mistreatment of the poor, and the prisoners in brazil. It culminates into a hostage crisis that sees no happy ending. A++

    A very deep and profound look into the social issues plaguing brazilian society and culture. This is a documentary, and covers the reckless mistreatment of the poor, and the prisoners in brazil. It culminates into a hostage crisis that sees no happy ending. A++

  • Jun 14, 2015

    You'll not find a more tense movie in 2003....well done.

    You'll not find a more tense movie in 2003....well done.

  • Jan 11, 2015

    A Strong documentary with great social and political commentary. Tells a terrifying story about a group of social outcasts that to this stay is still struggling in Rio de Janeiro.

    A Strong documentary with great social and political commentary. Tells a terrifying story about a group of social outcasts that to this stay is still struggling in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Nov 09, 2014

    Unworthy of such a long documentary as essentially little happened on the bus until the end. Really this is a documentary of Brazil's street kids and police brutality. Not a polished or incredibly well directed documentary only deserving some merit for chronicling an interesting topic.

    Unworthy of such a long documentary as essentially little happened on the bus until the end. Really this is a documentary of Brazil's street kids and police brutality. Not a polished or incredibly well directed documentary only deserving some merit for chronicling an interesting topic.

  • Oct 24, 2014

    Powerful and insightful documentary that reads like a thriller.

    Powerful and insightful documentary that reads like a thriller.

  • Oct 12, 2014

    L'histoire du Bus 174 de Rio de Janeiro en 2000 était assez folle pour en faire un bon film. Sous la caméra de Felipe Lacerda et José Padilha, c'est un documentaire remarquable, aussi désespérant que passionnant, fonctionnant sur les témoignages des gens sur place ce jour-là et sur les proches du preneur d'otage. Sans lui trouver d'excuses fallacieuses ni lui tourner le dos, les cinéastes parviennent à dresser un portrait de la relation entre les Brésiliens et leur police aussi dur que désenchanté. Les quinze dernières minutes sont particulièrement fortes. Indispensable.

    L'histoire du Bus 174 de Rio de Janeiro en 2000 était assez folle pour en faire un bon film. Sous la caméra de Felipe Lacerda et José Padilha, c'est un documentaire remarquable, aussi désespérant que passionnant, fonctionnant sur les témoignages des gens sur place ce jour-là et sur les proches du preneur d'otage. Sans lui trouver d'excuses fallacieuses ni lui tourner le dos, les cinéastes parviennent à dresser un portrait de la relation entre les Brésiliens et leur police aussi dur que désenchanté. Les quinze dernières minutes sont particulièrement fortes. Indispensable.

  • May 22, 2014

    An extremely tense/taunt documentary about the hold up of a bus in Rio de Janeiro by a homeless young man. Filled throughout with extraordinary on sight 'real' footage of the horrific event. This film doesn't just crucify Sandro (The Young Homeless Man) it goes into his past & shows what he went through prior in life. This film really challenges the police actions in this event which where extremely poor. A powerful film especially the last 10 mins it'll stay with you.

    An extremely tense/taunt documentary about the hold up of a bus in Rio de Janeiro by a homeless young man. Filled throughout with extraordinary on sight 'real' footage of the horrific event. This film doesn't just crucify Sandro (The Young Homeless Man) it goes into his past & shows what he went through prior in life. This film really challenges the police actions in this event which where extremely poor. A powerful film especially the last 10 mins it'll stay with you.

  • Sep 10, 2013

    Was very surprising. Ideally 7.5.

    Was very surprising. Ideally 7.5.